Water Heater Installation in Salt Lake City

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According to the American Water Works Association, the average American household uses over 45-65 gallons of hot water per day. Given such high usage rates, a reliable hot water heater is clearly one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home.

For the best water heater installation in Salt Lake City, look no further than Beehive Plumbing. We offer same-day services – with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

When Is A New Water Heater Required?

Most of us don’t think about our water heater much for as long as it’s operating without incident. When there is a problem, it’s hard to know whether all we need is a quick repair or a full replacement. Here are 5 signs that it might be time to invest in a new water heater and get it installed.

  • Your water heater is getting old.

    If your water heater is nearing ten years old, it’s probably time to consider buying a new one. Their average lifespan is around a decade, so at a certain point it makes more sense to buy a new one than it does to pay for repairs. If you need to find out how old your heater is, look at its serial number and check the manufacturer’s website.
  • Your water heater is making unusual noises.

    As your water heater comes to the end of its usefulness, it will start to make strange sounds. That’s because sediment builds up over time and accumulates at the bottom of the tank, hardening during the heating process. It will eventually make noises that sound like banging or rumbling.

Water Heaters from Beehive Plumbing

We offer water heater replacement and installation, as well as water heater repair for various types of units. Each has their own advantages:

Gas Water Heaters

Gas heaters typically cost less than electric heaters and have a faster recovery rate (measuring the time to refill the tank), which makes them ideal for larger families. They also can provide hot water during power outages.

Electric Water Heaters

Electric heaters typically cost more than gas heaters and have a slower recovery rate, but they boast better efficiency. Whether that decreases their operating cost in relation to gas heaters depends on the cost of gas versus electricity.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are the newest innovation in water heater technology.

Compared to traditional water heaters, tankless water heaters are smaller and can help you make the most out of your property’s utility room space. 

They eliminate the risk of burst tanks, and their improved efficiency leads to lower power bills.

Tankless water heaters only supply hot water when you need it, eliminating standby energy loss that’s associated with conventional water heaters.

Its superior design also means that you no longer need to wait for your storage tank to fill up with hot water; it provides constant supply every time, so you can take a warm bath anytime you want.

Choose the Best Water Heater System For You

Water heater tanks vary in size and energy efficiency, and Beehive Plumbing’s experts will help you choose the water heater that’s perfect for you. They’ll come to your home or work to test your current system, determine your needs, and fit you with a water heater that delivers the right performance for the right cost.

Did you know that up to 20% of the average household’s annual energy costs come from heating water? When you’re shopping for a new heater, you should consider the type, size, and efficiency of each unit. This won’t just determine its performance, but it will also determine how much you spend on heating water.

Tank or Tankless?

This is one of the most important questions you’ll have to consider when deciding which water heater system you’d prefer. Tank-style water heaters are the traditional option. They consist of large metal cylinders which store the hot water for when it is needed.

Their capacity differs, but they can take up quite a lot of space. Usually, you’ll find them installed in the basement or a dedicated laundry room.

Tankless water heaters differ in that they don’t store hot water for later use. Instead, they only turn on at the moment hot water is required. Because it doesn’t store water in the same way, a tankless water heater takes up significantly less space. It’s more compact but also more efficient.

When deciding between a tank-style water heater and a tankless one, cost will undoubtedly be a factor. Although tank-style models are cheaper, tankless ones will last longer, and their increased efficiency will save you money on your energy bills.

Direct or Indirect-Fired Water Heaters

Once you’ve chosen between tank-style and tankless water heaters, you have another decision to make: should your heater be direct-fired or indirect-fired?

Direct-fired heaters are named this way because they directly heat the tank with a flame. You’ll commonly find these heaters in houses with warm air furnaces. The way they work is that fuel is burned under the water storage tank which heats the water.

Indirect-fired heaters, in contrast, heat water by transferring it through a heat exchanger. This is located in the storage tank. This method saves energy and money because energy is stored in the tank, meaning the furnace doesn’t have to be turned on and off as much.

What Kind of Fuel Should A Water Heater Use?

When you’re choosing your water heater, consider the kind of fuel it will use. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks.

Natural gas units are popular because they can generate hot water quickly; however, they need to be ventilated. Liquid propane water heaters also need ventilation as well as a storage tank. For this kind of heater, you should expect to require regular fuel deliveries.

The fastest fuel when it comes to producing hot water is definitely an oil water heater. This kind of heater offers less model options than other types, though. If you choose an electric water heater, you’ll find that it’s incredibly straightforward to install. It will require more energy, though.

If you’d like to discuss the best fuel type for your needs with the plumbing and heating experts, feel free to contact Beehive Plumbing. Their insight will guide you toward the right solution for you.

Installing A Water Heater

We would advise against attempting water heater installation on your own, especially if you’re replacing one model with a different type.

Not only do you need to worry about whether the venting needs, voltages, and fuel types are correct, but you’d also have to isolate the heater and drain the tank before you could safely disconnect it from the system.

If the connections aren’t in the same place, repiping will be required. It’s unlikely to be a straight swap. This is a job that’s best left to trained professionals in order to avoid any accident or injury.

What to Consider When Selecting A Water Heater Tank

When selecting a water heater tank, you’ll want to consider capacity, efficiency, and cost:

Capacity

An oversized hot water tank is a waste of money. Our superior technicians will perform a “capacity test” to identify the ideal tank size for your needs, giving you the best First Hour Rating (FHR) to meet your peak hot water needs without excess cost.

Efficiency

Hot water tanks are rated for their “Energy Factor” (EF) which measures how much hot water is produced per unit of fuel. A gas water heater typically will have an EF between 0.50 and 0.80, with electric heaters around 0.90. A higher EF means more energy-efficiency and likely lower operating costs.

Cost

It can be difficult determining the most cost-effective solution, and our Superior technicians are here to help. You will want to consider both the initial purchase and installation cost as well as the cost to operate, and all water heaters come with Energy Guide labels that explain the operating costs and efficiency of the respective model.

Financing Water Heater Installation With Beehive Plumbing

If your water heater has started malfunctioning unexpectedly, you may not have planned financially to install a new one. Luckily, Beehive Plumbing offers flexible payment options. Rather than pay out of pocket upfront, you can spread the cost of this service.

It’s very easy to apply for financing, too. A simple online application is all that’s required, and you will receive a quick response. You’ll find that Beehive Plumbing offers incredible value for money anyway: excellent service at a reasonable price, but financing makes our support even more accessible.

There’s no need to leave water heater installation until later when Beehive Plumbing offers financing support. You can get the work done now and pay when it’s more convenient for you. This is another way that we’re there for our customers in Salt Lake City and the wider Utah area. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of this support!

Emergency Water Heater Replacement

When serious problems start to manifest with your water heater, you shouldn’t wait to take action. Fractures and leaks can quickly lead to your entire tank bursting, and you don’t want that to happen on your property! No matter when you need a new water heater installed, we can help you out.

Maybe you’re unsure whether you need a repair for your current water heater or a brand new one. All you know is that your water heater is not working properly and might be on the verge of bursting or breaking.

Whenever these issues arise, you can contact Beehive Plumbing. We have a 24 hour service that’s available 7 days a week, so count on our support around the clock. You never have to handle your water heater issues alone, thanks to our expert team of technicians.

Why Choose Beehive Plumbing To Install A Water Heater?

Beehive Plumbing is a well known plumbing solution in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas. We have extensive experience handling all water heater related issues. You can trust us to safely install your water heater and to provide expert guidance as you choose the right water heater for you. If you’ve never bought a new water heater before, we’re great support to have on your side.

As a reputable local business, you can be sure that we will approach your water heater installation with the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. That means we will arrive punctually, assess the situation thoroughly, perform the installation correctly, and ensure that hygiene and safety standards are maintained throughout.

You’ll be glad that you chose Beehive Plumbing for your water heater installation.

Beehive Plumbing: the Best Water Heater Installation in Salt Lake City

Beehive Plumbing is your number one water heater installation resource, providing honest, friendly, and expert-level service. Our goal is to help you find the water heater that meets your needs for a price that fits your budget. We offer both residential and commercial water heater installation, and we are available 24/7.

Contact us today to schedule your free estimate and consultation. Let us show you how our energy-efficient water heaters can decrease your costs while maximizing your satisfaction.